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Initcap

Hi all

In Oracle PL/SQL, the initcap function sets the first character in each word to uppercase and the rest to lowercase. Click here for an example. I guess people outside The Netherlands just have trouble with my last name (only “Oever” should be initcap’ed), but even so, I’m glowing with pride.

Here’s a nice slam from a side knockout event in DC. Pay some attention to the bidding sequence. The opponents must have thought we were beginners.

South
K74
AKJ98
AT873
-
West
North
East
South
 
 
 
1
pass
21
pass
22
pass
3
pass
4
pass
5
pass
6
a.p.

1. Natural or invite+ with
2. Any minimum or natural (3 would have shown a better hand)

Dennis naturally reversed into his four card and found me with a gigantic find and more than a minimum. I felt I could bypass 3NT and tic tic boom: 6.

This was the full deal:

South Dealer
NS Vul
North
JT6
6
KQ65
AKT84
West
Q82
T53
94
QJ932
East
A953
Q742
J2
765
South
K74
AKJ98
AT873
-

After the trump lead I could ruff my suit good and I pitched my losers on dummy’s . Twelve tricks and a big gain when the opponents stopped in 3NT. We lost in the semi-finals against the team that eventually won the knockout. But hey, when the Swedish girls team got knocked out in the semi-finals too, we had nothing to play for anymore. Sitting down against a bunch of ugly ass guys is certainly a lot less appealing.

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  1. mluking says

    Hey Jannes,

    congratulations on getting the certificate. Very well done! I hope this’ll provide a little more leverage on getting a good job. Any progress in the search so far?

    I hope everything is still going well for the both of you in the US.
    Greetings,

    Martijn

  2. Dennis says

    Hi Jannes,

    congrats on your certificate.

    But, one comment about your nice story: I hope the USA ladies team don’t read the ‘ugly guys’ part, since they were to be our opponents had we won that match!

    x,
    Dennis

  3. Jannes says

    Thanks guys, I appreciate it.

    USA Ladies… Right. I granted myself some artistic liberty you could say. Even if they do read my blog, they’ll never connect that to me irl… (I hope)



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